Monday, September 15, 2008

College Football Round up - Week 3

Next Year?
The College football round up is back, ready to recap week 3. So this week was the start of the big games for college football fans huh? The Showdown in the Coliseum was anything but a showdown. We had a baseball score, and the UNT game got to be played at LSU after all. Nice.
So here we go, again the teams are voted on who can win the BCS championship, and who is right there, presented in order of most impressive, in terms of Wrestling terms(what?).
Main Eventers
No. 1 USC (win 35-3 No. 5 Ohio State) - The TV people almost had me convinced OSU could hang with USC's speed. Man am I gullible. And tell me this OSU peeps, freshmen phenom Pryor went 7-9 52 yards passing and had 40 yards on 11 carries and you still want to roll with Boeckman? Let the kid play the rest of the year, show some crazy flash and maybe you can get some good recruits for next year. I know this is USC's post, but I wanted to make it clear that OSU will not, unless every other team loses 3 times, be in my top rankings for the rest of the year. They should have NO chance at all in getting back to the BCS game.
No. 3 Oklahoma (win 55-14, Washington) - Felt bad for Washington, had to take the brunt of Oklahoma's fury due to last years Oregon fuck up. Bradford, 18-21, 304, 5 TD's. He's in the Heisman hunt.
No. 2 Georgia (win 14-7 , South Carolina) - I hope, hope this was Georgia's worst showing of the season. If they play like they did this week against some better SEC teams, they are going down. Knowshawn needs more than 20 touches, but the D played fantastic.
No. 4. Florida (idle) - Tenn this week should be a good test for the Gators.
No. 6 Missouri (win 69-17, Nevada) - I'm ready to believe that this team can get to the BCS championship game. Chase Daniel was money again, 23-28 405 and 4 TD's. Mizzou has put up at least 52 in all three of their games thus far, and they got one more cup cake in buffalo this week, then the fun starts with a trip to Lincoln to play the Huskers.
Mid Carders

No. 7 LSU (win 41-3, North Texas) - Might be the only time UNT gets a mention in the regular polls. Charles Scott, a running back for LSU, had 102 yards and 2 td's, on 7 carries.

No. 8. Texas (idle) Were going to take on the Razerbacks, but good ole Ike scared a bunch of people away. It was the right call, but for the record, I talked to some guys in Austin around 3 or 4 Saturday, wasn't even raining down there.

No. 9 Auburn (win 3-2, Mississippi State) - Nope, didn't get the score wrong, it was 3-2. In my season long quest in following the "new" Auburn spread offense attack, this week, 154 yards passing, 161 yards rushing. Is anybody else not that scared of SEC teams this year? Don't get me wrong, there are 5 or 6 really good teams, but i have yet to see a great team out side of maybe Florida. Georgia hasn't had a "good god" game yet, Auburn only scored 3 points this week, and LSU hasn't even come close to playing anybody. Could be their competition is pretty good too, but come on.

No. 11 Alabama (win 41-7, Western Kentucky) - All that said about the SEC above and I still think Alabama has the 9th best shot at the BSC right now. They got some good talent, a playmaker in Freshmen Julio Jones, and a D that seams to not let people run on them at all. Can't wait for SEC conference play.

No. 19 South Florida (win 37-34, No. 13 Kansas) - A top 20 team that beats another top 20 teams should be on the list. The bulls came back from down 20-3, and kicked a FG to win it with 0:00's on the clock. Matt Grothe was 32-45 for 338 yards in the win.

Teams I wanted to put in, but were just out, Wisc. Texas Tech, Penn St.

Developmental Guys.(guys to keep your eyes on, not necessarily the next 5 best teams.)

No. 14 East Carolina (win 28-24, Tulane) - Calling this the BCS buster race, as ECU, and the next team BYU will duke it out all season to try and stay undefeated and get that bid in the big bowl game.

No. 18 Brigham Young (win 59-0, UCLA) - Whats a good way to get voters to forget you needed a miracle to win last week vs an average Washington? How about hanging 59 on a team that just upset a top 10 team. Yea, that will work.

No. 16 Oregon (win 32-26, Purdue) - Look out for the Ducks. They were supposed to have a down year with no Dennis Dixon and no John Stewart, but don't tell this teams Defense. Despite the 2 picks from sophomore QB Justin Roper, the Defense scored 3 turnovers, and returned a punt 87 yards for a score. They might be the best chance at keep USC out of the title game, but don't hold your breath.

Vanderbilt (win 38-21, Rice) - I know its only Rice, but Vandys 3-0! I'm not saying this team will compete for the SEC title or anything, but watch this team steal a win from one of the big boys. Its gonna happen.

No. 24 Illinois (win 20-17, Louisiana-Lafayette) - I know a 3 point win over a non LSU Louisiana school isn't much to be proud of, but Illinois has only one loss, and its to Mizzou. Pluss I would feel un american not to talk about at least one big ten team.

So that's the list this week. In some interesting notes, I wanted to include Notre Dame's win over Mich in the developmental category, but even as a ND fan, i know this team sucks.

I find it interesting that in my top 10 I have 5 SEC, 3 Big 12, 1 Pac 10, and 1 Big East. Just something to think about.

The Big Ups the all my Haters upset of the week is UNLV 23-20 win over No. 15 Arizona State. So much for me telling you to watch out for Arizona St.

The Mean Green of North Texas played LSU as previously stated, and got destroyed, as they should have. Good things from the game? At one point it was 10-3 in the 2nd quarter, and Vizza didn't throw a pic this game. Other than that, I don't know. Wunderkind Riley Dodge threw a pass, it was completed, to an LSU player. There ya go.


steve said...

come on, i know you went to UNT, but how about some other local love?

Big said...

allright steve, i'll rock some SMU and TCU next week.

gerry dorsey said...

-tcu plays with the big boys next week anyways

-charles scott went for 160 on 16 carries in week he's making habit out of that.

-pryor is going to be a stud, but he isn't ready to run an entire game yet

gerry dorsey said...

i'm full of shit...tcu plays ou in 2 weeks...not next week.